Erica McCreedy
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Erica McCreedy

Erica McCreedy is a native of Lake Charles and passionate about the arts, culture, and history of Southwest Louisiana. She is an avid volunteer for arts organizations and nonprofits around the region and coordinates the annual Living History Cemetery Tour in Lake Charles. As a freelance writer, she loves to write about food, artists, travel, and all things that celebrate Southwest Louisiana.

Celebrate Father's Day in Louisiana's Playground!

Every year, millions of dads, step-dads, uncles, grandfathers, and dog-dads get the dreaded “Best Dad Ever” mug (or equally ironic gift from Amazon), and this epidemic has to stop. With Father’s Day literally around the corner, we’re here to let you in on a secret – Lake Charles has the thoughtful…

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Lake Charles Holiday Cocktail Tour!

Cheers! It's Holiday Time. The season is here! Spirits are brighter, goodwill falls like snow (even though it’s 72 degrees), and yuletide joy is making its way across the Lake Area. Christmas is almost here, and we have the tour you’ve all been waiting for. Christmas desserts? Nope. Holiday…

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Pet Friendly Lake Charles - Explore with Your Pup!

Lake Charles Goes to the Dogs! More and more people these days are recreating the family dynamic by adopting dogs, and dog-friendly activities are high on the priority list for families looking to settle down in a city. If you’ve ever talked to me for more than ten seconds, you know my dogs are my…

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'Tis the Season for GUMBO!

Many of my favorite memories of my dad involve his gumbo. If you knew the Iowa-born (the state, not the city), New Orleans-raised, Scottish heritage, adopted Cajun, then you knew that his gumbo was his shining achievement. It fed countless people in town and warmed many bellies. Food was his love…

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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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Get Some Game in Your Life!

Game2Life - Laser Tag & Axe Throwing! The Game2Life facility, located at 3311 Broad St. in Lake Charles, sits in a nondescript part of town across from the Calcasieu Parish School Board office and a tractor supply, but when you drive up, you realize this is something special. Game2Life brings an…

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Brunch Adventures in Lake Charles!

The Brunch Tour Brunch! It’s that magical time of day when day drinking is socially acceptable, and you can carb-load in the name of classy living. Over the past several years, the brunch scene has ramped up in the Lake Area, and the city is teeming with brunch options - with each one tastier and…

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Lake Charles Wine Tour

I think I have a serious case of winederlust . It’s described as the strong desire to drink wines from around the world, or – in my case – around Lake Charles. It’s perhaps the best of the libation ailments out there, and I’m thankful for the chance to conduct “research” around town to see where the…

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